DCU: The Rising Talent Fellowship Programme

Rising Talent is an ambitious fellowship programme that aims to recruit high-performing, globally competitive post-doctoral researchers seeking to develop their academic careers.

The first call for applications is now open – closing date of December 14th 2018 

These prestigious appointments, at Assistant Professor grade, are an important component in DCU’s investment in research excellence and are designed to recruit and support our future research leaders. While successful candidates will have the opportunity to build their academic career by developing their teaching skills, the primary focus of the Rising Talent Programme is on excellence in research and on advancing the university’s research profile.

This programme is designed to:

  • Build excellence in key areas of research strength
  • Attract and develop talented staff who will further the University’s research ambitions
  • Enhance collaboration with leading national and international research partners
  • Increase the university’s research competitiveness and reputation at both a national and international level

We seek researchers across a breadth of domains. Six priority research themes reflect the core research strengths and concentrations of expertise in the University:

  1. Health technologies and the healthy society
  2. Digital innovation and the digital society
  3. Advanced manufacturing and materials
  4. Sustainable economies and societies
  5. Democratic and secure societies
  6. Educational research and innovation.
Find out more about this exciting opportunity and details of our application process here

Centaurus: Call for Proposals

Annual Call for Proposals: Special Issues of Centaurus

Centaurus, the official Journal of the European Society for the History of Science, regularly publishes issues dedicated to a special theme.
Recently published special issues include:

•       Tercentenary of D’Alembert’s Birth (1717-1783): A Review of the Latest Research.

•       The Promises of Science: Historical Perspectives.

•       How Do Writings in the Early Astral Sciences Reveal Mathematical Practices?

•       Scoops, Scams and Scuffles: The Construction of Prehistoric Knowledge in Newspapers.


The ESHS and the Editorial Board of Centaurus are now soliciting proposals for special issues for 2020 and 2021.


Proposals should include the following:


1.      A description of the topic and its significance (approximately 500 words).

2.      A list of 6 to 10 contributors and a title and paragraph describing each contributor’s individual essay. Note that we would normally expect a diverse set of authors.

3.      A brief CV of the guest editor(s).

4.      A schedule of production (date of first submission; time for peer review; time for revisions; final version ready).


Centaurus is growing and special issues can now be larger than before. More than 150 pages (75,000 words) are available for a special issue. All topics that fall within the scope of the journal can be chosen. See the website of the journal  
here

For more detailed information for authors, see the author guidelines here


We are especially looking forward to receiving proposals for interdisciplinary special issues.


The committee selecting the special issues will be composed of the editorial board and ESHS representatives. Criteria include the quality, innovative character and interest of the proposal, the expertise of the guest editor(s), the expertise and diversity of the authors, and the coherence and feasibility of the project.


Deadline: proposals should be sent to the editor (at the address below) no later than January 15, 2019. The results of the selection process will be announced in February 2019.


If you cannot make this deadline, please send a note to the Editor, and it may be possible to negotiate a different deadline. Ad hoc proposals will also be considered, but proposals sent in response to the Annual Call will receive priority.

Robert Boyle Winter School

The First Robert Boyle Winter School is taking place in Dr. Steevens’ Hospital on Friday 7 December 2018. This is a joint initiative of the Robert Boyle Summer School and the Edward Worth Library.

Places can be booked on ‘eventbrite’ Robert Boyle Winter School.

Details of the programme are available here: Robert Boyle Winter School programme

RAMI History of Medicine Section Lecture

The Workhouse of the South Dublin Union
by Davis Coakley, Emeritus Professor of Medical Gerontology at TCD and formerly Consultant Physician at SJH

Wednesday 28th November 2018 at 6.15 pm, Geoffrey Burke Room, First Floor, Setanta House, Setanta Place, Dublin 2

Further details available here: RAMICoakleyFLYER

All Welcome, particularly students

Call For Members

Interested in becoming a member of the History of Science, Technology, & Medicine (HSTM) Network of Ireland?

Our Network aims to raise the profile of the history of science, technology and medicine on the island of Ireland and to link Irish researchers to the international community of scholars.

Current activities include an annual conference; promoting awareness of archival sources for HSTM on the island; advocating HSTM as a subject at all levels of education; and supporting and developing public events with an HSTM element.

At the moment we are looking to update and build our Network Biographies page and appealing to practitioners of HSTM either in Ireland or with research connections to HSTM in Ireland to get involved and help build our community of researchers

Recent conference attendees will have received an email with a membership form attached. If anyone else is interested in joining us please contact HSTMNetworkIreland@gmail.com and a form will be emailed.

The Network is run on an informal basis and there are no membership fees.

We look forward to welcoming more new members in 2018/2019!

CHOMI Seminar Series

Reminder: The next paper in the UCD Centre for the History of Medicine in Ireland seminar series will be at 5pm on Thursday 8 November 2018.

Dr Leanne McCormick (Ulster University) and Dr Elaine Farrell (Queen’s University Belfast) will deliver a paper entitled ‘Bad Bridget, the Unfit Mother: Irish Women in North America, 1838-1918’. The venue will be Room K114, School of History, Newman Building, UCD. 

Further details are available below:

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Thank you

HSTM Network Ireland would like to say a big thank you to all the speakers, chairs and attendees at the recent conference in Belfast. We are particularly indebted to Max Meulendijks for organising this year’s event and to our excellent hosts at Queen’s University Belfast.

Thank you all for making HSTMNI2018 such a success and we look forward to seeing you again in 2019!